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Lott Promises Action on Partial Birth Abortion

Tuesday, 26 November 2002 12:00 AM

In a post-election interview on American Family Radio, Lott said that legislation dealing with the economy will move along quickly. The Mississippi Republican is also promising to act on another issue important to the GOP's Christian conservative constituency: a ban on partial birth abortion.

“We will move the partial birth abortion bill through the Senate,” Lott told American Family Radio, offering a marked contrast to his predecessor, who quashed a PBA bill in the Senate after the House brought the issue up earlier this year.

But Lott said that won't happen now. “I will call it up, we will pass it, and the president will sign it," he told AFR. "I’m making that commitment - you can write it down.”

Such action on the part of the new Republican Congress would go a long way towards keeping enthusiasm levels high among Christian voters.

Pro-family advocate Gary Bauer says that the GOP’s series of victories could have been even more decisive if Bush made greater efforts to reach out to conservative Christians.

According to Bauer, the Republicans can't afford to take them for granted by ignoring hot-button issues like partial birth abortion.

He warned that the Democrats made the same mistake this year with one of their own key constituencies, African-Americans. The result: Many sat out the election and it ended up costing the Democrats control of the Senate.

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